Queensland Government launches plan to advance reconciliation in journey towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

The Queensland Government will strengthen a commitment to achieving meaningful, measurable outcomes that increase social and economic equity and support self-determination under a new plan to advance reconciliation in Queensland.

The Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2025 (RAP) outlines the steps all government agencies will take over the next two years to advance equity through a reframed relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Central to the plan is a commitment to co-design policies, programs and initiatives; create a culturally capable public sector; increase First Nations staff and representation on boards and major governance structures; and harness funding to deliver outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Launched during National Reconciliation Week 2023 (27 May to 3 June), the RAP contains 24 actions across four key areas: relationships, respect, opportunities, and accountability and governance.

These actions include supporting efforts to preserve, revive and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages; increasing spend with First Nations-owned businesses; and growing the number of First Nations employees in leadership roles.

Many of the reconciliation measures are already underway, including progressing the Path to Treaty; Local Thriving Communities, focused on local decision-making and service delivery; and First Nations Voice options.

The Queensland Government will monitor and regularly report on progress against each of the actions. For more information, visit qld.gov.au/RAP or email [email protected].